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Pizza (A Christmas Poem).

Diabetes Poetry December 20, 2016 11 Comments

T’was the night before Christmas and all tinsel’s in, Not a creature was stirring or making insulin. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that my islet cells soon would be there. My children were nestled all snug in their beds; While visions of pizza boxes filled me with dread. I took out my pen, assessed the…


Writer’s Block.

Uncategorized April 21, 2015 7 Comments

Sat down at the keyboard And I couldn’t find the words. I found the letters, that was easy. Home row right there in my face. But the words? The words?  The words? I can’t find those anyplace. (I grabbed a pen and paper To see if that would start the flow … but it didn’t.) I’ve run out of things…


A Human’s Resilient, One Hundred Percent!

Diabetes and Emotions, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes August 25, 2014 18 Comments

Sighed Panky, a lazy panc deep in the gut “I’m tired and I’m bored And I’m stuck in a rut From making, just making insulin every day. It’s work! How I hate it! I’d much rather play! I’d take a vacation, or a long nap If I could find someone to do all this crap! If I could find someone,…


Looking Back: Dining Out.

Uncategorized June 19, 2014 6 Comments

I love going out on the town for the night And having a meal by a soft candlelight (Because I know, at a restaurant, meals are yummy; For the food isn’t prepped, touched, or cooked by me.) But to dine with type 1 can be quite complex, Because restaurant food has a whole set of specs That require some SWAG’ing;…


Make a Difference For One.

Diabetes Advocacy, Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support January 15, 2014 8 Comments

An ode to the community I respect so much, and one that doesn’t simply exist “online.”  Diabetes advocacy takes shape in the smallest actions – you don’t have to be a “blogger” in order to make a difference.  Make a Difference for One. We’re united by beta cells on a long break. We’re united by know just how much it…


World Diabetes Day 2013.

Diabetes Community, Diabetes Online Community, Psychosocial Support, Real Life Diabetes November 14, 2013 21 Comments

“You have diabetes  You seem fine.” “I am fine.” Diabetes makes me walk the precarious fine line Between “I’m sick” and “I’m not” and the whole in-between That makes diabetes invisible, and yet so seen. “Needles?  Every day?  I could never,” You could.  And you would, and you’d do it forever If that’s what kept you from good life or…